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Support and Benefits

What is included in our courses?

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification.

Tutor Support

With any course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

FREE when you enrol on any course

At Stonebridge Associated Colleges, we pride ourselves on our excellent track record of helping our students achieve their goals through our specialised distance learning courses. But the Stonebridge advantage doesn't end there.

Whether you're looking to broaden your skills, update your expertise in a particular field or get a competitive edge on that job you're after, we have a distance learning course that is perfect for you.

To help you get started we have included a number of resources for you to use when you register for your course. What’s more is that they are all absolutely FREE:

  • Study guide
  • Improving Learning Skills Course
  • Job interview Skills Course
  • The Effective Learner Course
  • Tutor Support
  • Games
  • Library
  • Student Zone

Study Guide

This section is designed to help you with your study. It will help you to work more efficiently, manage your study time, improve your presentation of work, increase your ability to remember facts and concepts, and get the most out of your chosen course.

Tutor Support

We provide tutor support throughout your course. Our team of dedicated, professional tutors have a wide variety of experience and expertise. They are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields and sufficiently trained to provide high-quality distance learning support.

Once enrolled, you will have access to our tutors who will offer help and guidance throughout your assignments. Your submissions will be marked and you will receive constructive, supportive feedback. If required, an assessor can answer any questions.


We also offer collection of games to sharpen your concentration or just take time out from studying. At Stonebridge, we believe it is important to keep focussed, take regular breaks and enjoy the time that you spend studying.


We also provide a collection of reference materials for you to make use of while you are studying. Links to e-journals and reading lists compiled by our tutors will keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to your assignments.

Student Zone

We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You may even be feeling a bit apprehensive because you will not be studying in a traditional classroom environment.

To help you overcome these concerns we have developed the Student Zone. The Student Zone, to which all of our students receive access, encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students. Within this area you can:

  • Access the Student Learning Community which allows you to connect with fellow students and gain the help and support you need.
  • View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  • View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  • Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  • View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.
  • Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills; Job Interview Skills; The Effective Learner; Goal Setting and Time Management; and Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper.
  • Find details on our generous Referral Programme.

And don’t forget our Facebook page where you will find tips, resources, games, competitions, and plenty of engagement and interaction from fellow students.

Get three extra courses for free!

1. Improving Learning Skills Course

Successful study takes more than gathering information and reproducing it in essays and examinations. Studying involves knowing how to approach a problem, analysing the problem, identifying what you already know, deciding how to gather more information, and much more. This course will help you gain and improve your study skills.

Improving Learning Skills Course Outline:

Studying is an active process. Open learning materials enable adult learners to take responsibility for their own learning. This course is a learning resource for people who wish develop their academic skills before embarking on a period of study. It is designed to be studied alongside a course or even taken on as a freestanding project. You can use this course to identify what you know already, what you need to know, and what interests you. It will also teach you how to use your knowledge to enhance your critical awareness.

The syllabus for this course includes:

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Learning to learn
  • Setting aside time for study
  • Concentration
  • Effective reading
  • Effective note-taking
  • Preparing to write
  • Planning and writing the assignment
  • Assessment
  • Basic research
  • Introduction to computers
  • Spreadsheets and excel
  • Using databases and access
  • Word processing with MS Word

2. Job Interview Skills Course

Getting the job you want is not about following rules or giving the right interview answers. It is about presenting yourself authentically and professionally. Feeling nervous and underprepared may jeopardise people’s chances of being chosen for a role. This is why it is important to be calm, prepared and confident. This course aims to refine your interview techniques and make you the most employable you can be.

3. The Effective Learner Course

This course considers the importance of study skills and how we can identify and enhance our current skill set. By taking a closer look at different learning styles and picking one we relate to, we can adapt our study methods make our learning more effective. Finally we will look at some basic time management techniques to enable you to plan and organise your studies and stay motivated.

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